Category Archives: politics

Twenty-first century America is no place for political violence

While that’s not the most snappy title, I’m hoping people who read it can all agree on that. We are above political violence. That should go without saying, but apparently it can’t. First of all, I’m not playing into false equivalence, or excuses, or blaming entire groups for what some do. I’m not going to try and look up who… Read more »

Google and Diversity Politics

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A brief summary of what this is all about, with every effort made not to sensationalize or politicize it: An employee at Google wrote a manifesto of sorts about gender differences and political correctness at Google; this angered several Google employees and people in the general sphere of tech; the employee was then fired. These are the bare facts, and… Read more »

The Media and Honest Mistakes

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Lately, the refrain I’ve seen from several people involved in the national news media — mostly CNN staff, but also a few from the New York Times — has been, “well, we just made an honest mistake. Aw shucks. Can’t we just make a mistake?” Yes. Yes, you can make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. The problem with the “mistakes” made… Read more »

Which is it?

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For the last several months we’ve been inundated with leaks about Trump and Russia. Somehow the government knew when Flynn spoke to the Russian Ambassador. Somehow the government knew this, that, and the other — sometimes “knowing” things we now know are false — but they “knew.” People within the government leaked several things about the President and/or his people…. Read more »

Gorsuch! Winning.

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Not Tired Yet Been a busy day but I just want to offer a few quick thoughts on why Gorsuch is a great nominee, and why he’ll be confirmed: – He was confirmed unanimously. This is the major reason I think he’ll be confirmed. But I do expect hemming and hawing. – He’s young (49), which means he’ll be on… Read more »

The Transition, (Near) Four Weeks On

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The transition from the Obama to Trump administrations started a little under a month ago, and it’s been one of the most popular stories in the world, overshadowing a lot of other issues that have cropped up and giving rise to a lot of hooting and hollaring from various corners. Mostly, the media. The media have made themselves the story… Read more »

NNWM Update, Misc

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Ugh. I went from a few thousand words ahead, to just a few hundred short, to entirely underwater. I must reverse this trend or I’ll have a negative word count by December 1. – Is the proper term populist nationalist or the reverse? – Has anybody put a suicide watch on the incredibly sad adult sized children from Hollywood? –… Read more »

The Weakness of Denial

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Versus the Strength of Introspection. There aren’t a lot of people in the media I could ever say I’ve been a fan of. In fact, there aren’t many I’d even tolerate. Over the last ten years it has become much worse — maybe they changed, or maybe I did. But I certainly notice the thinly veiled contempt they have for… Read more »